Sunday, 31 May 2015

Book Review - Insurgent by Veronica Roth


(Divergent #2)

Author: Veronica Roth

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia.

Published: May 1 2012

Pages: 525 pages (Paperback Edition) (Harper Collins)

Read: May 2015

Rating: 4 Stars



Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever... because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.

Book 16/60 - 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Insurgent is the sequel to the ever popular book Divergent. And it follows a girl called Tris as se fights against her superiors to save the world in which they know and make it a better place to live in this young adult dystopian fiction.

I hauled this book not too long ago, last month if I remember correctly after I just recently read Divergent. I really enjoyed Divergent and wanted to continue with the series even though I have heard, as I'm sure you all have, disastrous reviews and comments as the series progresses into Allegiant.

But back to Insurgent. I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did with Divergent, 4 stars compared to 5 and there area few reasons for this, but the book still deserved a high rating in my opinion. I loved the plot, even if it was slightly predictable at points, but the action packed pages kept me going forward and there were some event, twists and turns which I did not see coming and came as a surprise. Basically it was because of the action packed entertainment and plot that gave this book a high rating. 

Because the characters were a different story. In Divergent, I admired both our main characters Tris and Tobias (Four) and was well attached to the characters. I cared about them. That doesn't mean that I didn't care about them here in Insurgent but I found quite often that I just couldn't stand either of them at different points throughout the book. Tris and Tobias's characters and personalities I felt changed completely and they made me feel down right annoyed with them. I ended up feeling more for characters which I despised in the previous book than the ones I had loved which was a massive surprise. Hopefully, when I read Allegiant, both Tris and Tobias won't annoy me as much as they did here. 

I expected the book to end the way it did (on a big revelation). I didn't know what that revelation would be but I suspected something big to end this book and it did. It also piked my interest again as I want to see how this story unfolds further into Allegiant. I want to see how this ends.

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  1. I totally agree, I didn't enjoy this book as the first. The characters just annoyed me so much. But I absolutely loved Allegiant! Hope you like that one! :)

    ~Cari @ My Addiction:Books

    1. Oh yay!! You've given me some hope for Allegiant now :) Thank you!!

  2. I think that this one wasn't so bad, and I read it a lot faster than Divergent for some reason. I basically enjoyed them equally though if I am honest, I was one of the people who hated Allegiant. Not because of what happened, but more so how it was written. I was bored :/ I hope you like it more than I did ^.^

    Check out my recent review:

    1. Ya I seemed to have read this one faster than Divergent too, but I just couldn't really see past what was irking me. I'm glad you really enjoyed it though :)
      Awww, that sucks... Ya I'm just going to have to see what I think and see which side I'm on, the loving or the hating :p
      Thanks for commenting :)